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IL-2 Great Battles (aka "Battle of Stalingrad") => IL-2 Great Battles Downloads => Topic started by: SAS~Storebror on June 10, 2019, 10:09:43 AM

Title: IL-2 Great Battles Recorder
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 10, 2019, 10:09:43 AM
Hi folks,

This is the
IL-2 Great Battles Recorder
Mod.

(https://i.ibb.co/6Dq7sPw/Screenshot-v1-0-0-1.png)

The purpose of this mod is to overcome an annoying limitation of the game:
Whenever you record a track in IL-2 Great Battles, recording will silently stop once the track file has reached a size of 512MB.
This is particularly annoying when you are fighting online, on a crowded server, because tracks will grow quickly (512MB can be reached in less than 5 minutes) and as fate would have it, your recording will stop right before the most interesting things happen in your mission/sortie.

Using IL-2 Great Battles Recorder, you can concentrate on your flight and let this tool automatically restart recording another track - silently, automatically, in the background, with no further action required on your end.

Download Link (Mediafire):IL-2 Great Battles Recorder v1.0.0.1 (http://www.mediafire.com/file/3w3djlu4c2iw8kt)

Installation:
There is none.
Just put the file wherever you want and run it there.
The mod will store a local logfile (for debugging purpose) and settings in the same location where you placed this file.

Usage:
This mod is as self-explaining as possible and hence ships without manual.
You can simply hover your mouse over areas of interest in the program window and a tooltip will pop up automatically, telling you what's behind.
If you have questions, you can always ask them here.

]cheers[
Mike
Title: Re: IL-2 Great Battles Recorder
Post by: sniperton on June 10, 2019, 03:55:55 PM
Thank you, Mike!  ]cheers[
Title: Re: IL-2 Great Battles Recorder
Post by: sparty72 on September 27, 2019, 05:04:43 AM
BEST Mod ever for IL2 BoS, Cheers :D
Title: Re: IL-2 Great Battles Recorder
Post by: 352nd_Hoss on November 30, 2019, 09:07:00 PM
Mike, my squad mate wants to know how much of a resource drain this app is..if any...........  he records our missions and forgets to keep recording after is turns off...

Thanks
Hoss
Title: Re: IL-2 Great Battles Recorder
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 30, 2019, 11:58:36 PM
No worries mate, this app is absolutely no resource drain at all.
The app isn't polling, it works with windows file system hooks.
The whole CPU time during a multi-hour session is somewhere in the milliseconds range, same to the disk usage time.
No frame spikes either, this really comes totally unintrusive.

]cheers[
Mike
Title: Re: IL-2 Great Battles Recorder
Post by: 352nd_Hoss on December 07, 2019, 12:51:50 PM
Thanks Mike, I'll let the movie makers in the group know, I hear them complain in the heat of battle it stopped recording and they missed something good. 

Cheers
Hoss
Title: Re: IL-2 Great Battles Recorder
Post by: JollyJack on June 17, 2020, 07:15:44 AM
Thanks Mike, just saw it, will give it a try!
Title: Re: IL-2 Great Battles Recorder
Post by: weasel on June 20, 2020, 03:22:05 PM
Is there a version for '46 or COD?
Title: Re: IL-2 Great Battles Recorder
Post by: SAS~Storebror on June 21, 2020, 12:43:45 AM
'46 auto recording is a feature implemented in Ultrapack 3.3.
CloD is out of reach for modding.

]cheers[
Mike
Title: Re: IL-2 Great Battles Recorder
Post by: 'MadDog' on July 02, 2020, 02:32:13 PM
Hello

I like this little piece of clever software but it isn't working for me. I fly mainly online and I start the recording from a switch on my HOTAS. In the tool window I constantly get 'unknown recording button' message and after the 500 Mb limit it just doesn't successfully start up again. Are there any pointers for me to look at?

Many thanks for your attention.


EDIT: By moving the Track Recording Key mapping from my TW HOTAS to the keyboard I solved my issue. Tool works very well. For the VR pilot it just means using an awkward controller but it's no big deal.
Title: Re: IL-2 Great Battles Recorder
Post by: PA_Willy on July 02, 2020, 03:08:06 PM
Thank you Sir. I will try it tomorrow. Brilliant.
Title: Re: IL-2 Great Battles Recorder
Post by: weasel on July 02, 2020, 08:05:05 PM
'46 auto recording is a feature implemented in Ultrapack 3.3.
CloD is out of reach for modding.

]cheers[
Mike
Sorry for delay, have been busy studying chess.  '46 also runs out of time when recording doesn't it?  I know watching UT '46 videos (Fishhy) he often gets the guys to refresh their recording so it doesn't auto quit, that is what BOS is doing...no?
Title: Re: IL-2 Great Battles Recorder
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 03, 2020, 03:06:56 AM
No.
Title: Re: IL-2 Great Battles Recorder
Post by: sturmbock on July 03, 2020, 07:51:38 AM
I'm also late, but I have to say thank you, if I don't, I'll burst.
Superb!!!
Title: Re: IL-2 Great Battles Recorder
Post by: No457_Squog on July 11, 2020, 01:48:11 AM
Bug report: The image on the "About" screen isn't large enough...
Title: Re: IL-2 Great Battles Recorder
Post by: 52Zebra on August 09, 2020, 04:20:40 PM
Will this work in IL-2 1946 4.13 ?
Title: Re: IL-2 Great Battles Recorder
Post by: SAS~Storebror on August 09, 2020, 10:33:09 PM
Bug report: The image on the "About" screen isn't large enough...
8)

Will this work in IL-2 1946 4.13 ?
Ehm... IL-2 1946 != IL-2 Great Battles.
This mod is for the latter.

We do have an auto recording feature in Ultrapack though.

]cheers[
Mike
Title: Re: IL-2 Great Battles Recorder
Post by: poy on October 04, 2020, 10:34:19 AM
Hey Mike, love this little tool you cooked up. I have just one issue. The program does not recognise my record key combination (It's Ctrl+Shift+P if that helps) and I can't find anywhere to set it manually (if that's at all possible)

(https://i.postimg.cc/dt9Z21Db/image.png) (https://postimages.org/)

Thanks
Title: Re: IL-2 Great Battles Recorder
Post by: SAS~Storebror on October 04, 2020, 10:41:09 AM
To be honest I didn't even know that a combination of modifiers was possible at that point.
So that's the issue at the moment, you have Ctrl and Shift modifiers, but IL-2 GB Recorder expects only one being set.
I will try to get this solved in an updated version but for the time being, try setting a key combo with only one modifier, or no modifier at all.

]cheers[
Mike
Title: Re: IL-2 Great Battles Recorder
Post by: too-cool on October 06, 2020, 10:48:49 AM
Any Chance of making a recorder for DCS? Too-cool
Title: Re: IL-2 Great Battles Recorder
Post by: poy on October 08, 2020, 11:35:52 AM
To be honest I didn't even know that a combination of modifiers was possible at that point.
So that's the issue at the moment, you have Ctrl and Shift modifiers, but IL-2 GB Recorder expects only one being set.
I will try to get this solved in an updated version but for the time being, try setting a key combo with only one modifier, or no modifier at all.

]cheers[
Mike

Cheers, thanks mike